ST. LOUIS — The Ursulines of the Central Province installed a new leadership team during a blessing ceremony held June 2 in the provincial offices in St. Louis. Team members are Sister Rita Ann Bregenhorn, OSU, provincial; Sister Maria Teresa de Llano, OSU, councilor; and Sister Jean Hopman, OSU, councilor.
After consultation with the sisters in the Central Province, the appointments were made by Mother Cecilia Wang, general prioress of the Ursulines of the Roman Union. The new team will serve a three-year term.
Springfield native Sister Rita Ann is beginning her second term as provincial. She previously served as a councilor for six years. Sister Jean is beginning her second three-year term on the leadership team, and Sister Maria Teresa is a new team member. Sister Maria Teresa’s most recent ministry was providing humanitarian relief to immigrants on the border of Laredo, Texas.
The team will be based in the provincial offices in St. Louis.
The Ursuline Sisters of the Central Province are members of a worldwide community whose lives and mission are rooted in the Gospel of Jesus and the spirit of their foundress, St. Angela Merici. They have ministries in Illinois, Missouri, Louisiana, Texas and Maine but also serve in many other places. As the needs of the times change, Ursulines continually broaden their ministries to meet society’s needs, reaching beyond geographical boundaries to serve around the world.